IPPF HIV Update 2008

This short update from IPPF contains an article by Melissa Ditmore, the former coordinator of the International Network of Sex Work Projects. She outlines some key principles of HIV programming with sex workers. These include that interventions should be:

  • Undertaken from a human rights perspective;
  • Evidence-informed and not driven by politics or moral judgements;
  • Inclusive of sex workers’ leadership and participation; and
  • Culturally appropriate.
She describes the process by which sex worker rights advocates engaged with UNFPA and UNAIDS on the drafting of their Guidance Note on Sex Work.
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Health and HIV